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Jul 14, 2021, 2:43 PM
James Martin, SJ, and Matthew Weiner Along with Father’s Day, this past June 20th marked World Refugee Day. It was not at the center of mainstream media, but countless events took place globally to draw attention to one of the central crises…
Jan 26, 2021, 2:35 AM
Stories captivate us as human beings. They help us understand our roots, share our traditions, pass our faith on to the next generation, and feel a sense of connection and belonging. Stories also have the power to change us and our ways of seeing the…
Jan 5, 2021, 6:02 PM
Poverty is not merely the lack of adequate financial resources. It entails a more profound kind of deprivation, a denial of full participation in the economic, social, and political life of society and an inability to influence decisions…
Dec 2, 2020, 10:58 AM
This Advent, we can’t help but be aware of a collective, almost tangible sense of waiting, often expressed in the sentiment: “I can’t wait for 2020 to be over.” Waiting… for a long-sought vaccine. Waiting……
Nov 27, 2020, 12:21 PM
This week, we enter the season of Advent, and with it, a new liturgical year. Advent means “coming”; it is the time in which we prepare for the coming of Christ. We are waiting with expectation. Or at least, that is what the Church…
Nov 27, 2020, 11:49 AM
Esta semana iniciamos el Adviento y con él, un año litúrgico nuevo. Adviento significa “venida” y la Iglesia nos invita a iniciar el año estando a la expectativa, esperando la venida de Cristo, pues Él…
Oct 29, 2020, 11:59 AM
Pope Francis’ exciting new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, is a profound message that calls each of us to a deeper understanding of social friendship, community, and our shared responsibility to promote the common good. This invitation is made…
Oct 27, 2020, 10:03 AM
At his weekly general audience on Aug. 12, Pope Francis said, "The pandemic has highlighted how vulnerable and interconnected we all are. If we do not take care of each other, starting with the least -- those who are most affected, including…
Oct 14, 2020, 5:17 PM
"This virus makes my life more difficult; food has become very expensive and there are not enough vendors in the local market. I have no income, apart from selling my chickens and goat, [and the prices I got for them] were very low—the…
Sep 29, 2020, 10:20 AM
“Although there are many reasons to be discouraged, amid many prophets of destruction and condemnation, and so many negative and despairing voices, may you be a positive force, for this society. Like the engine of a train, may you be the…

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